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to the united nations general assembly. here's that conversation. mr. president, thank you very much for taking time out of a very busy schedule, having just arrived in new york and welcome back to america. >> ( translated ): thank you very much. >> rose: what do you hope to accomplish here? >> ( translated ): first of all, i'd like to salute the viewers through this program in order to thank you for this interview and this opportunity and i'm not new or a stranger to the united states and the united states society. i lived when i was a young student between 1978 and '85 in the united states. these were student days and these were good days and my family was with me. i want the relationship between the two peoples of the united states and egypt to reach the highest levels of communication and love and respect. respect, mutual respect. this is a message that i want to be clear, very clear, for the egyptian people and they know that and they love this and for the american people. i hope that this visit is the beginning of a relationship of mutual respect and the relationship of not intervening in
minister since 204. he is in new york for the united nations general assembly. the conflict in syria is an essential focus. president obama spoke about the issue earlier today. >> in syria, the future must not belong to a dictator who massacres his people. if there's a cause that cries out for protest in the world today, peaceful protest. in a regime that tortures children and shoots rockets at apartment buildings. we must remain engaged to assure that what began with citizens demanding the rights does not end in the cycle of sectarian violence. together we must stand with those syrians who believe in a different vision, a syria that is united and inclusive where children don't need to fear their own government. and they have a say, sunni's and christians. that's what america stands for, that's what we will stand for sanctions and consequences to those who persecute and support for those who work for the common good. >> rose: they have the resolution to increase the government three times. meanwhile the killing in syria continues. they're up to 30,000 estimated dead. the impasse is
the united nations. the speech comes as the united states announced it is lifting the ban on the import of goods from burma. the opposition party led by aung san suu kyi has welcomed the lifting of the ban. the united states relaxed its financial restrictions after the country held elections earlier this year. here is out the u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton justified the move. >> the united states is taking the next step in normalizing our commercial will relationship. we hope this will provide more opportunities for your people to sell their goods into our markets. >> our correspondent jonathan hefad has been talking to the speaker of the burmese parliament, one of the top generals and the old regime. she gets -- began by asking about the state of relations between the government and opposition parties. >> i have a good relationship with aung san suu kyi. what happened in the past is over. it is finished. i don't see any point in dwelling on it. because she also loves the country, for people, we have the same intentions. she was locked up for many, many years. the >> she was lo
neighbors and told world leaders gathered at the united nations that his country will defend its sovereignty. noda did not name countries but spoke at a time of heightened tension with china over the senkaku islands and with south korea over the takashima islands. >> translator: the attempts to use unilateral power and threats to achieve selfish ends are not in accordance with the fundamental spirit of the united nations charter. that is unacceptable and goes against the wisdom of humanity. >> noda said it is the responsibility of nations to protect their territory. he said japan will fulfill its responsibility but stressed his country will uphold the principles shared by the international community under all circumstances. japanese government officials have tried to take their dispute with south korea to the international court of justice, but their counterparts in seoul have rejected those proposals. noda said countries should pay more attention to the function of the international court. >>> and noda says japanese officials will do their best to protect relations with their neighbors. our
fabius is here. he is france's foreign minister. he is in new york for the united nation general assembly. at 37 he was the youngest prime minister in the nation's history. today, he is faced with numerous foreign policy chnlz, the threat of a nuclear iran, escalating violence in syria are in focus this week. last year, france played a key role rein libya. i am please to have laurent fabius back at this table. welcome back. >> it is the same table, although a different venue. looking at libya and looking at syria, when should united nations or member states intervene? >> well, these are different situations. in libya, i think we've been right in intervening because gaddafi was a dictator, and you remember that there was a sort of libyan spring, and nobody was possible because of gaddafi. therefore, a decision was taken to intervene. >> rose: is the principle you don't intervene no matter how atroacials the acts of the government in power, if in fact they have a member of the security council who opposes? or if in fact they have an army which will make it a very bloody affair. >> no. >> ro
of the palestinian authority says he will call on the united nations to upgrade the status of the palestinians from observer entity to observer state. mahmoud abbas revealed the plan when he addressed the general assembly. abbas said palestinians have begun consultations with member staets to have general assembly adopt a resolution. palestinian authority applied for full membership as an independent state. they stalled negotiations in the security council. the palestinians are askingasse plan. resolutions are adopted by a majority vote in the assembly while permanent security council members have veto power. vatican city is the only u.n. observer state. if the palestinians receive observer status, state status, rather. that they might be able to join u.n. agencies including international criminal court. nhk's correspondent in new york says the palestinians hope such support from the international community will put pressure on israel to resume peace negotiations. >>> united nations official says the refugee crisis in syria may be even worse than expected. >>> the continuity of the open border poli
, protecting women's rights. as world leaders gather for the 67th session of the united nations general assembly look for jeanter equality and women's participation in politics and the global economy to shine on the agenda. u.n. women headed by former chilean president, michelle bachelet will ask member nations to improve women's access to justice, especially in conflict and post conflict zones. secretary of state hillary clinton will join the equal futures partnership to set goals for williams empowerment worldwide. the u.n. will also launch the first ever international day of the girl next month. that to highlight how girls' equity is key to global prosperity and stability. the u.n. meeting highlights an explosion of interest by governments and ngo's in girls and women's empowerment and well-being. so patricia is the international community finally taking women's empowerment seriously? >> absolutely i think so with the leadership of secretary clinton and leaders by the former president of chilean president, michelle bachelet, i'm confident they will start making a difference. >> i thi
, where the united nations has published an alarming report about the rapidly aging global population. by 2050 there will be more elderly people than there are under 15 and the vast majority will be in poor countries, those least capable of dealing with the demographic time bomb. japan is one country that is already having to face up to the challenge. >> if the rest of the world wants to see what the future might look like, they need look no further than here in japan. their population is already aging more rapidly than anywhere else in the world. 30% of people here are already over the age of 60. driving from here in tokyo to the countryside, the men and women harvesting the rice are invariably gray-haired. the japanese population is not only aging rapidly, it is also shrinking at an alarming rate. the current population will shrink from 127 million to just 87 million in the next 60 years. the biggest challenge facing the japanese government now is how will they pay for the care of these elderly people with fewer and fewer young people to pay the taxes? some economists here are calli
an occupied congress' action earlier this week. the united nations refugee agency is warning up to 700,000 refugees could flee syria by the end of the year amidst mounting violence between the government of president bashar al-assad and rebels opposed to his regime. the u.n.'s new forecast is nearly quadruple the previous estimate from june. hundreds of thousands of refugees have already fled into neighboring countries including turkey and lebanon during the 18-month conflict. will the donors pledged thursday to give at least $10 million to democratic super pacs in the lead up to the 2012 election. billionaire george soros is promising to give $1 million to the pro-obama super pac priorities usa action. the former hedge fund manager also plans to donate half a million dollars to a pair of super pacs supporting democratic candidates for congress. even with the latest round of pledges, contributions by soros this cycle will pale in comparison to some donors on the republican side. casino magnate sheldon adelson has pledged to spend up to $100 million to defeat president obama and the dem
before his term expires next year. at a united nations forum on monday, attorney general eric holder said the u.s. is committed to upholding the rule of law worldwide. >> in recent days, we have been reminded in the most painful and tragic of ways of just how vital the rule of law is to and during freedom, opportunity, justice, and peace. i am here not only to pledge the united states commitment to these principles, but also our support for the united nations robust efforts to strengthen the rule of law worldwide. >> dozens of people rallied in saudi arabia on monday in two separate protests urging u.s.- backed monarchy to release their jailed relatives. a number protesters were detained after being confined to a desert area and kept without food or water for a day. an anti-islam at referring to muslims as savages has been posted in 10 subway stations around the york city. the ad reads -- it was sponsored by the pro- israeli group american freedom defense initiative, which is also known for opposing the creation of a muslim community center near ground zero. on monday, the council on amer
conferences, one the united nations general assembly in which representatives of the nations who are members of the general assembly come here, including heads of state and foreign ministers and others at the clinton global initiative, business and government and ngo s were in attendance to talk about big ideas, big problems. one of the problems they talked about at both places was syria. another was middle east protest about a film that attacked mohammed and the third was iran and nuclear weapons. we begin with the former president of the united states bill clinton in conversation with me and my colleague at cbs nora o'donnell. >> rose: do you think this election the president has said that change has to come from outside rather than in washington, that this election has the possibility of producing a change that will be able to overcome gridlock. >> i don't think it to the only has the possibility, i think it almost certainly will. and let me explain why. i think the president's going to win but let's assume governor romney won. if he wins, that almost certainly means the republicans will
. this conversation was recorded on friday while he was attending the united nations general assembly. >> by the end of 2013 we will have-- 2014 we lch 352,000 afghan security forces and even more importantly quality wise they will be very capable. some time ago i visited afghanistan myself and i had an opportunity to observe with my own eyes afghan special operation forces in action and i was very impressed by what i saw. so the taliban miscalculate the situation if they think their situation will be better by the end of 2014. they will be faced with a very strong and capable afghan security force. >> rose: we continue by looking at a new project in brooklyn, it's a basketball arena and a development. it brought together interesting people, including mikhail prokhorov and irina prok rovea his sister, bruce ratner the developer and karen brooks hop hopkins. >> i think the barkley center is in keeping with the spirit of brooklyn. >> wh n what way? >> it's like very energetic and you know in the history there were a lot of claims to change urban landscapes just ifill tow and we do remember that the ei
assembly. north korea's vice foreign minister use aid podium at the united nations to announce a change of course. he said his country wants to build relations with other countries. he said the united states should change what it called its hostile stance. >>> the door has opened to a new era. we will forgery lags relationse friendly with us, without being bound by the past. >> north korean officials failed in launching a satellite carrying rocket. trying to test ballistic missile technology. pak accused the u.s. of forcing the council of the launch. and he accused south korean president of causing interkorean relations to hit rock bottom. some people from japan are an emotional and spiritual journey in north korea. paying their respects to relatives they lost at the end of world war ii. fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, who died and were buried far from home. nhk world reports from pyongyang. >> reporter: parents or siblings of the group's members died of illness or hunger while interned by the soviet military. it occupied what is now north korea right after the war. the grou
of the united nations general assembly in new york. in a strong speech, president obama again condemned the video as an insult to muslims and all americans, but america rejects it. >> given the power and faith and passion that it can inflame, the strongest weapon is not repression, it's more speech. the voices of tolerance that rally against bigotry and lift up the values of understanding and mumpl respect. >> he called on world leaders to speak out forcefully against extremism. >> na brand of politics that pits east against west and south against north and muslims against christians and hindus and jews can't deliver on the promise of freedom. >> many arab and muslim leaders renewed their can calls for a u.n. resolution to banal defamation of religion. egypt's new president morsi said his country respects freedom of expression, but he added not the freedom of expression that deepens ignorance and disregards others. iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad once again generated controversy in a speech that accused what he called uncivilized zionists of threatening war against his country. pr
, but the united nations says that they risk losing the world heritage status, turning this into not only an ecological disaster, but a financial and political one as well. >> they are now visible through google, but are these pictures about to go from being an up-to- date window on an aquatics masterpiece to a collection from an archive of a disappearing world? >> the education system that is a national machine turning up highly motivated students, what happens if a child does not fit the stereotype? our correspondent has been taking a look at a very different side of south korean education. >> to be successful in south korea, students need a obedience, discipline, and an insatiable appetite for study. at this alternative high school, success is measured slightly differently, in happiness. here the curriculum offers board games as well as mathematics. if you would never give away with this in a normal korean school. this is where they come when they fall off of the education conveyor belt. the teaching here is everything the traditional schooling is not. a would-be chefs with a troubled
in london and 7:00 a.m. in new york where syria is likely to dominate the discussions in the united nations general assembly. the u.s. and arab league envoy to syria has painted a grim picture of the conflict after his first official visit to the country, saying the situation is bad and getting worse. there are clashes every day but we see little of it been been getting the full story has proven to be an increasing challenge. >> the ruins of war. the government says it wants to journalists to show the true picture. some of it cannot be hidden. syrian forces pounded the area last month after armed opposition moved in. when we see new attacks, we cannot get close. there is smoke rising every day from damascus now. what is happening on the ground? we are not being allowed by the government to go inside to see for ourselves. we decided to go to a northern suburb i visited on every recent trip. i was stopped by soldiers. we get off to a good start. how is the situation? one man says it is fine. they say we cannot go any further bowie can talk to people right here. watch the man in the striped sh
to the united nations from inside the ecuadorean embassy in london where he has been holed up for the past 100 days. >> it is time for the u.s. to cease the persecution of wikileaks, to cease its persecution of our people, and to cease its persecution of our sources. >> we will play julian assange's address and speak to his attorney michael ratner. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. anti-austerity protests continue to rage in greece and spain as both countries praise for fresh cuts. greek leaders a meeting today over $15 billion austerity plan aimed at persuading international lenders to release tens of billions in aid. demonstrations erupted across greece and the first general strike since the new government took office in june. in the greek capital athens, tens of thousands took to the streets, some hurling firebombs, breaking windows, and setting fires. spain is expected to unveil massive cuts today in its budget plan for next year. on wednesday, protesters are rounded the spanish parliament for a second day
and respect of the united nations and international law. >> president mahmoud ahmadinejad is among the world leaders set to address the general assembly today. in an interview with cnn, he was asked about the claim he has called for wiping israel off the map. >> should israel be wiped off the face of the map? >> we say for occupation to be wiped off of this world. for war seeking to be and eradicated. we proposed a way. the pass is to recognize the right of the palestinians to self-governance. >> and activist has been sentenced to two months in prison for tearing up a picture of king hamad bin isa al khalifah. zainab al-khawaja already spent a month behind bars earlier this year for taking part in a protest. her father is a leading activist who is currently serving a life sentence. bahrain is a key u.s. government ally in the middle east. a federal appeals court has rejected a challenge brought by several activists to a key component of arizona is controversial anti-immigrant law. it requires police to check the immigration status of people they stop before releasing them. the law went into
on neighboring countries it suspects of planning to build nuclear weapons. the united states and other nations are staging what some has called the largest ever joint military drill in the persian gulf. but ahmadinejad said there's still room for diplomatic negotiations. >> translator: our negotiating stance has been if western countries provide us with 20% enriched uranium, we have no intention of producing it. we have presented many proposals to western countries. i hope they will remain at the negotiating table. >> reporter: iran's president says he wants to open international talks on the nuclear issue. western leaders say he's just trying to buy time. but the sanction is clearly hitting the schedule hard. ahmadinejad is scheduled to speak to the u.n. on wednesday. it will be his last request to general assembly before his term ends next year. it could be his last major stance to repair international relations and iran's struggling economy. but few observers expect that to happen. hirohito nezu, nhk world, new york. >>> executives admitted to charges of covering up losses. on the first day
of sovereign debt downgrades is striking fear into many nations. south korea gained upgrades. >>> the united states, japan and spain have all had their ratings lowered in the last few years. in contrast, south korea's ratings have been consistently upgraded. why is it that they have been on the rise? even in the midst of the global economic slowdown? nhk world's reporter spoke with an economist at korea economic research institute about the reasons and effects of these upgrade. >> higher financial market stability and strong consolidation are in the background of the korean economy. in addition, the lower geopolitical risk is the main reason. the political risk in korea is much lower than in january when north korea has power shift. south korea's export driven economy has been hurt by slowing global growth. the south korean government and international monetary fund, both recently cut their forecast for the country's gdp for this year. >> why are the rating agencies confident about south korea's capacity to repay its sovereign debt. >> i think the main point ills the fiscal consolidation. as
. that is not what is happening in united states. >> we can learn? >> we can learn. >> thank you. >> "this is america" is made possible by the national education association, the nation's largest advocate for children and public education. poongsan corporation, forging a higher global standard. the ctc foundation. afo communications. and the rotandaro family trust. >> having heard so much about finland's successes in public education, i had a chance to sit and talk with tapio kosunen from the ministry of education in finland. why is education and finland -- wise education in finland so successful? what is the real answer? >> it is very much appreciated. >> appreciated? by the general public? >> by the general public and as a means to have a decent life. >> so, you are not so much concerned, i gather if i am hearing you correctly, not so much with scores and statistics, but more as a total human being? >> yes. that is the point. we do not use any standardized tests. >> would you say that again out loud? >> we do not use any standardized tests in finland. actually, we have won a standardized test. whic
of the united states? which is that this country has become ungovernable. its politics are poisonous. miami dade colleges the biggest in the nation. 175,000 students. all of them called on the streets in this massive voter registration drive which comes at the end of months of court battles over access. what i need you need? how far in advance can you do it? poorer voters are less likely to get to the polls on time. folks think florida republicans are fighting dirty. >> the efforts have come from republicans. in essence, you have the fact of suppressing the vote. >> that is what you see the purpose is? >> exactly. >> that is a fundamental issue at the heart of american democracy. if you think people are trying to stop their opponent's voting. >> extremely self. especially when the people that are registered to vote are with a red -- organization like ours. they are normally minorities. by stopping third party organizations from registering, you're stopping minorities from registering. >> on the other side of the fence, they seem equally bitter. the conservative talk radio station caters to an au
. >> what can the united states learned from new zealand? >> the united states, indicative in its name, is really a collection of very, very big countries. i think that we do offer an excellent world-leading national curriculum. i also think we have a good assessment of schools throughout education. those are two things that i think are important. the third thing i think is that we recognize that language, identity, and culture are intrinsic fleet and extensively important to a student. >> thank you for coming, and a safe trip home. a wonderful conversation. thank you. >> thank you very much. >> the person foundation promotes literacy, learning to read the pearson foundation promotes literacy, learning, and great teaching. i spoke with their ceo. what brings you to the summit? >> teaching, educational systems around the world are what we fo on three to try to document the practices that successful countries, strong performers, to figure out why they are doing well, and sort of shared their stories with others. >> as you step back from the whole thing and survey all of these countries t
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